Mothering Is About Love
The simple fact is we each have a mother. Each mother is unique. Yet mothers are all the same when reaching out with love to their children. “The bond between mothers and their children is one defined by love,” remarked President George W. Bush in a Mother’s Day address. “As a mother’s prayers for her children are unending, so are the wisdom, grace, and strength they provide to their children.”
The Tabernacle Choir’s Spoken Word for Mother’s Day 2021 comments about a mother’s love:
“Mothering is about love—whether it’s love for one’s own child or for someone who simply needs love. Mothers attend baseball games even when their favorite player never leaves the bench. They stand at the back of auditoriums after rushing in from work, hoping to catch at least part of the program. They balance generosity with high standards, sharing your dreams but also feeling your worries. They have a bag of cookies in the cupboard to fix almost anything from skinned knees to the drama of mean friends. When you outgrow cookies, they find new ways to express their love. But the underlying message is always the same: ‘I’m here for you.’ ‘Hang in there.’ ‘You can do this.’ ‘I have faith in you.’ ‘I love you.’”
Each year across the world a special “Mother’s Day” has been designated to celebrate all mothers in more than 50 countries, though not all countries celebrate it on the same day. Many countries celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May such as the United States, Australia, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey, and Belgium. In many parts of Latin America, Mother's Day is celebrated on May 10th of each year. In Thailand, it is celebrated on August 12th, the birthday of the current Queen. Click here for Mother’s Days in countries around the world.
This year, wherever you are in the world, on your special Mother’s Day, express your gratitude to your mother or someone who has “mothered” you, to let her know how much you appreciate the years of loving prayers, service, wisdom, grace, and strength on your behalf.
To help inspire a tribute to the woman whose love you have enjoyed, enjoy the videos below from The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square that express the sincere love of a mother.
“My Mother's Love” (by Janice Kapp Perry)
“A Mother's Eyes Reflect the Love of Heaven”
“A Mother's Love”